Lachlan Premier Cricket
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The preliminary final between the second placed Cowra Bowling Club and third placed Parkes Cats had to be abandoned after some six millilitres of rain saturated the grounds at Cowra towards the end of the last week.
When both teams could not agree to play on synthetic wicket the Cowra Bowling Club team advanced to the final of the Lachlan Premier Cricket Final to be played against the minor premiership winning team Parkes Colts at Woodward Oval.
The reserve date for this match is Saturday, March 21.
Prior to the start of the Lachlan Premier Cricket Final an official opening ceremony will be held at the Wes Cheney Pavilion at Woodward Oval to welcome the impressive new additions to the Wes Cheney Pavilion.
A plethora of local civic, cricketing and political identities have been invited along for the important event.
At the conclusion of the Final, the LPC Trophy will be presented to the premiership winning team along with medallions to the winning squad.
The LPC Best and Fairest Player of the year for 2019/2020 will be announced and presented with a cash prize.
A man of the final award will be given to the player adjudged by the match umpire to the appropriate recipient.
The LPC Final shaped as a top game of cricket with the front running Parkes Colts team playing a very positive, skilful brand of cricket right throughout the season.
The Colts team contain an excellent mix of several high-class players combined with some very promising younger players.
The Cowra Bowling Club team after a some-what inconsistent start to the season have regrouped since the Christmas/New Year break to play a winning style of cricket that has seen Bowling Club reach their best form at the right time of the season.
The match will be umpired by Glenn Pepper of Parkes and Mark Ryan of Cowra.
Both these umpires have been fine servants to the Lachlan Cricket Council during the 2019/2020 season and will ensure the game is played in a sportsmanlike atmosphere.
Sensational last ditch victory to Northparkes CC over the gallant Honey Badgers
Anyone who witnessed the amazing conclusion to the Coolabah Cup Semi Final at Harrison Field last Saturday simply had to shake their head in stunned disbelief to comprehend what they had witnessed.
North Parkes CC with Dylan Morgan batting at No.8 eventually gained an amazing three wicket victory over a gallant Honey Badgers team who with seven overs of the match remaining and some 53 runs needed who appeared sure to snatch a victory and a place in the final against Reedy Creek.
Dylan Morgan who would be first to admit he has not enjoyed a good season with the bat, launched a stunning assault upon the Honey Badgers bowlers to take North Parkes CC an exciting victory.
Dylan smashed six sixes and five fours as he powered his way to 65 not out off 40 balls in 36 minutes.
The Champion Post cricket correspondent who was fortunate to witness Dylan Morgan's effort began to think England's Ben Stokes amazing 135no versus Australia at Leeds in August 2019 was present at that game. On both occasions he shook his head in amazement.
The scores for the math which was played in excellent spirt and umpired expertly by Trevor Chatman were;
Honey Badgers 7/122 off 30 overs (Aaron Thorne 31, Dan Gordon 28, Matthew Rathbone 17no, Liam Freeman 5/17off 6, Greg Powter 2/16 off 6 & Brendon Clinton 3 stumpings as wicket keeper) lost to Northparkes CC 7/126 off 27.2 overs (Dylan Morgan 65no, Usman Cheema 18, Corey Rowbotham 12, Matthew Rathbone 2/19 off 6, Chris Orr 2/14 off 6). Northparkes won by three wickets.
Ina game of fluctuating fortunes Honey Badgers, batting first, had a top start to their innings as Aaron Thorne and Dan Gordon put on 67 runs for the first wicket with both players batting stylishly.
The entry of Greg Powter and Lian Freeman to the bowling crease saw a remarkable batting collapse as Honey Badgers lost a stunning six wickets for the addition of only 11 runs as Greg and young Liam both bowled a tantalising length and extracted good bounce from the synthetic wicket to rip through the Badgers batting line-up.
Liam Freeman, a year seven student should be wearing a big grin as he achieved the terrific figures of 5/17 off 6 overs - his wickets including key players in Dan Gordon, Matt Spedding, Chris Orr and Malcolm Bruce.
After totalling 7/122 off their allocated 30 overs the Honey Badgers opening bowlers Matthew Rathbone (2/19 off 6) and Chris Orr (2/14 off 6) caused plenty of problems for North Parkes.
Usman Cheema (18) batted well before Corey Rowbotham (12) was joined by Dylan Morgan who then launched into his batting blitz t eventually win the game for Northparkes.
The Northparkes CC will now play minor premiers Reedy Creek in the final of the 2019/20 Coolabah Cup at Spicer Oval - match to commence at 1pm on Saturday, March 14.
The match should be an exciting encounter with both teams fielding strong line-ups.
The presentation of the PDCA competition will follow the Coolabah Cup Final.
The presentation evening will be held at the Parkes Leagues Club as is a great opportunity to recognise the premiership winning team along with individuals that have excelled in the Coolabah Cup during the 2019/2020 season.
All players, supporters, families and officials are welcomed to attend.
Results of games played Saturday, March 7
Parkes Cats 4/120 (Harry Bayliss 24 retired, Geordie Duncan 20 retired, Cooper Towns 2/20, Maddy Spence 1/4, best fielders - Cooper Towns and Hunter Hawke) defeated Forbes Engineering 9/96 (Jake Smith 27, Talis Hurford 17 and 1/11, Joe Morrison 1/10, Jasper Mackay 1/10, Henry Hodges 1/11).
No result for the game between Condobolin and Forbes Achesons.
Parkes Colts had the bye.
Forbes Livestock 5/77 (Griffin Jones 13, Harry Whitty 6, Joe Ellison 1/2, Brody Page 1/3, best fielders - Joe Ellison and Griffin Jones) defeated Parkes Colts 4/72 (Jack Milne 22 and 1/11, Aiden Rayner 8, Connor Batt 1/9, best fielders - Connor Batt and Sam Rayner).
Forbes Bernardis 2/93 (Tom Maslin 17 retired, Patrick Ryan 15 n.o, Bradman Hardy 2/8, Campbell Ryan 1/10, best fielders - Ollie Walker and Campbell Ryan) defeated Forbes KMWL 5/73 (James Burton 23 n.o, Tom Glasson 10 n.o, Samuel Motley 1/6, Joe Nicholson 1/7, best fielders - Zac Fraser and Angus Percius).
Parkes Cats had the bye.
Forbes Walkers Ag'N'Vet 6/115 (Stirling Francis 46 n.o, Marcus Colvin 20 n.o, Max Coote 1/3, Liam Frazer 1/11) defeated Parkes Colts 3/99 (Harry Yelland 24 retired and 3/5 including a hat trick, Henry Kross 16 retired, Eamon Moody 2/11, best fielders - Harry Yelland and Nina Richardson-Bartley).
Forbes Hazell & Field 1/118 (Max Hazell 19, Mac Glasson 16, Caden Metzeling 4/6, G Irvine 0/0, best fielder - C Gordon) defeated Parkes Cats 5/57 (Riley Duncan 9 retired, Holly Duncan 7 n.o, Bailey Price 1/17, Josh Riley 0/5, best fielders - Josh Ball and Blake Price).
Forbes Adept Plumbing 2/136 (C Bray 27, Dempsey O'Connell 24, Marcus Hardy 3/7 with a hat trick, A Kennedy 1/4, best fielders - Dempsey O'Connell and T Hurford) defeated Forbes Sportspower 7/68 (M Smith 22, N McNolson 22, T Browne 1/15, T Livermore 1/19, best fielders - J Browne and J Smith).
Parkes Cats 47 (Timmy Longhurst 11, Alfie Rosser 6, Ari Albert 6, Lachlan Jennings 3/5Alfie Rosser 2/5) defeated Parkes Colts 45 (Billy Dawson 7, Jack Dunford 7, Sam Yelland 2/5, Hughie Orr 1/5, Billy Dawson 1/8).
Parkes Raptors 84 (Patrick Skinner 17, Jayden Kuun 17, Jamison Lee 16, Jaxon Clarke 2/7, Patrick Skinner 1/7) defeated Parkes Crushers 38 (Corban Cunningham 2, Harry Smede 1/7, William Westcott 1/10).
Point-score after meeting March 9 - Not fully complete due to missing results!
3 points = win, 2 points = tie/draw/washout/bye, 1 point = loss, 0 points = forfeit.
***several teams lost 2 points each due to non-attendance at the meeting***
Draw for Semi Finals on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14
Friday - Game to begin at 6pm, players need to be there by 5.45pm.
Saturday - All games to begin at 8.30am, players need to be there by 8.15am.
(this game will be between Colts and Forbes Hazell and Field - Location will be determined once position two and three are sorted)
***NOTE - under 12 Coaches, Managers, Scorers - under 12 games to see bowlers bowl from both ends of the wicket to enable scorers to keep up with the action.***
Finals and Presentation Ceremony
Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 will see Finals played in Parkes and Forbes.
Don't forget PDJCA Annual Presentation Ceremony is set down for Friday, March 2 at North Parkes Oval from 6pm to 7.30pm.
Results of games played between Lachlan and Mitchell at Cowra on March 8
Mitchell scored a convincing victory in the under 14 match while Lachlan under 12s gained a very comfortable 5 wicket victory in their match.
Results were -
Under 14s Umpires were Terry Johns and Charlie Johns both of Cowra.
Mitchell 7/118 off 50 overs (Cooper Martin 36, Eli Morris 22, Jacob Lamb 21 n.o, Josh Meers 13, Ned McCarney 10, Ryan Dunford 2/19 off 10 overs, Harry Roscarel 1/11 off 7 overs, Hugh Mackay 1/5 off 4 overs.
Blake Dillon 0/11 off 6 overs, Harry Jones 1/19 off 7 overs. Note Lachlan utiliSed 11 players to bowl) defeated Lachlan 10/41 in 27 overs (Jack Milne 12.
Cooper Martin 1/2 off 5 overs, Josh Meers 2/4 off 3 overs, Ned McCarney 2/5 off 3 overs, Eli Morris 2/3 off 4 overs, Tom Blowes 2/6 off 3 overs). Mitchell won by 77 runs.
Under 12s Umpires were Simon Ryan (Cowra) and Robert Ryan (Forbes).
Mitchell 10/96 in 37.3 overs (Cooper Stephen 18, Ollie Brincatt 13 n.o, Toby Middleton 12, Gilby Glawson 12, Hayden Griffith 10, Baden Lewis 10, Ewan Moody 4/16 off 8 overs.
Tristan Ross 2/3 off 3 overs, Cooper Pullen 1/6 off 4.3 overs, Mac Glasson 0/3 off 3 overs, Jack Bryant 1/9 off 2 overs.
George Field 1/22 off 5 overs) lost to Lachlan 5/97 off 36 overs (Tom Glasson 23 n.o, Tristan Ross 22, Copper Pullen 14, Joe Nicholson 14, Baden Lewis 2/10 off 4 overs, Toby Middleton 1/7 off 3 overs, Hayden Griffith 0/6 off 4 overs). Lachlan won by 5 wickets.
By Greg Morrissey OAM
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